Sand blown on the roadway a hazard for drivers

Sand blown on the roadway a hazard for drivers

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - It's a familiar dance for Mississippi Department of Transportation front-end loaders and dump trucks. Scoop the sand, dump the sand then haul the sand away.

That's the routine that's happening over and over again on Highway 90, as crews work feverishly to get the growing mounds of sand off the beach highway.

"It's hard to keep up with three days in a row of 30 mph plus winds," said Harrison County Sand Beach Director Chuck Loftis.

His team is responsible for removing blown sand from the medians, while MDOT is responsible for getting it off the road.

Drivers are cautioned to slow down when they hit areas of sand on the road. It's easy for a vehicle to lose control or even get stuck.

We witnessed both happening in one sand-covered stretch of highway just west of Debuys Road.

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